How do I DC fast charge my Ford electric vehicle?
Ford all-electric customers have easy access to the BlueOval™ Charge Network, which includes access to the most DC fast charging locations in North America with over 4,400 and growing.*
Before you get started, ensure you have enrolled in the BlueOval Charge Network.
Watch the video below to learn more about charging your electric vehicle (EV) at public charging stations.
What is DC fast charging?
Level 3 DC fast charging provides the fastest experience for charging an EV. This is most commonly available at public charging stations for a fee.
DC fast charging output ranges from 50 kW to 350 kW and can charge a vehicle from 15-80% in under 45 minutes. The charging speed will vary based on the capability of the charging station, the amount of power an EV can accept, if the battery is fully warmed up for charging, and the weather.
When should I use fast charging?
DC fast charging is a great option for longer road trips or less frequent, on-the-go, charging needs. To protect the longevity of your battery, Ford recommends that the majority of charging should be done at routine, slow-and-steady, speeds using Level 1 and Level 2 chargers. This helps keep your battery healthy and also costs less.
For additional ways to preserve and prolong your vehicle battery, check out our article on healthy battery habits.
What are some battery tips for fast charging?
Charging speed will slow down significantly when the state of charge reaches 80%. While the vehicle will continue to charge after reaching 80%, we recommend you charge only how much energy you need to get you to your next destination, whether that is another DC fast charger or your final destination. Using a trip planner like Power My Trip in FordPass** will help you determine how much charge you need.
Note: The F-150 Lightning charge limit is set to 90%. If you need to change the limit, you can manually change it in the settings.
Your battery is under warranty for 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.†
Refer to our article on locating a charging station for instructions on finding a fast charger.
You can also refer to our article on paying for charging to learn more about how to start a public charging session and pay for fast charging.
*Based on original equipment manufacturers (OEM)/automotive manufacturers that sell all-electric vehicles and have publicly announced charging networks. Se usaron los datos del Departamento de Energía. FordPass®, compatible con algunas plataformas para smartphone, está disponible para descargar. Se pueden aplicar tarifas por mensajes de texto y datos.
**The FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a free download. Se pueden aplicar tarifas por mensajes de texto y datos.